This episode of the EPL Talk podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s Major League Soccer talk podcast, where we spent thirty minutes talking to Andy Brassell about the Algerian national team. Algeria is in a World Cup group with both England and the United States. In this, the second half of a discussion I had with Andy last week, we talk about how the Desert Foxes match-up with England, the other challenges England faces in South Africa’s Group C, and some observations on development of English talent from a writer who has spent time on World Football Phone-In, Soccernet, and Soccerlens (to name three of his current distribution points) talking about the game on the continent.
This episode of the EPL Talk podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s Major League Soccer Talk podcast, where we spent thirty minutes talking to Andy Brassell about the Algerian national team, as well as other issues surrounding English football.
Algeria is in a World Cup group with both England and the United States. In this, the second half of a discussion I had with Andy last week, we talk about how the Desert Foxes match-up with England, the other challenges England faces in South Africa’s Group C, and some observations on development of English talent from a writer who has spent time on World Football Phone-In, Soccernet, and Soccerlens (to name three of his current distribution points) talking about the game on the continent.
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